Biblical Catholicism

Quotable Catholic Mystics and Contemplatives


Fourteen classic Catholic mystics and contemplatives or works, drawn from 22 books, compiled under 215 categories, chronologically by date. 304 pages; completed on 30 April 2014. Authors included are St. Bernard of Clairvaux* (1090-1153), St. Bonaventure* (c. 1217-1274), Bl. John of Ruysbroeck (c. 1293-1381), Bl. Henry Suso (1295-1366), Johannes Tauler (c. 1300-1361), Walter Hilton (c. 1340/45 -1396), Julian[a] of Norwich (c. 1342-c. 1416), St. Catherine of Siena* (1347-1380), The Cloud of Unknowing: late 14th century anonymous English work, Theologia Germanica: late 14th century anonymous German work, Thomas à Kempis (c. 1380-1471) / The Imitation of Christ, St. Catherine of Genoa (1447-1510), St. Teresa of Avila* (1515-1582), and St. John of the Cross* (1542-1591). Introduction by the Anglo-Catholic expert on mysticism, Evelyn Underhill. The collection includes five women and five Doctors of the Church (asterisked). Orders of the Church included are Dominican (3), Augustinian (2), Carmelite (2), Franciscan, and Cistercian.